Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Barry Davis, Peter Ludlow June 24, 2013

No. It’s not a bird, or a plane, but it may be the new Supermen streaking across the skies above you, leaving in their wake a murky, lingering miasma that grows rather than dissipates as time goes by. Yes, look up in the sky. It’s not a bird, it’s not a plane, it’s a chemtrail, and it’s unofficially falling on you and everything you care about.

Barry Davis describes himself as a “very concerned citizen” who noticed long trails being produced by aircraft straying off regular flight paths. Being familiar with aviation procedures, he started looking into the irregularities, but soon found himself stonewalled. Since 2001, his countless letters and e-mails addressed across the gamut of government agencies have been discounted by seemingly unaccountable civil servants, and he sent on one wild goose chase after another through the Byzantine bureaucracy..

Meanwhile, Davis’ independent research has unearthed a plethora of disturbing information about the mysterious phenomena hiding in plain sight aloft.

Barry Davis in the first half.

And; while whistleblower Edward Snowden’s audacious international flight from American justice, and Wikileaks front man Julian Assange’s prolonged forced sanctuary in Ecuador’s London embassy, and US Marine private Bradley Manning’s kangaroo military tribunal hog the headlines, there is in America a new witch hunt being conducted by the Obama administration beyond the focus of the media spotlight. In the crosshairs are any government workers, or even, as in Snowden’s case, corporate contractors, who dare spill the beans about the machinations enabling the distinctly fascistic course the United States and her allies are headed on. Already, former constitutional law professor Barack Obama has charged and prosecuted more whistleblowers than all presidents previous – combined!

Peter Ludlow is Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University in Chicago, where he works to unravel both the philosophy of language and the conceptual issues cyberspace presents. Last week, The Nation Magazine published his article ‘The Strange Case of Barrett Brown’ an account of the American satirist and journalist busted by the FBI following a twisted string of events that began with Brown’s written defense of the hacktivist collective, Anonymous. Barrett Brown is in federal prison now, held without bail and facing a century of jail time if convicted. And his mom is facing time in stir too! Peter Ludlow is also currently co-producing a documentary film tentatively titled, ‘Reality Wars’ on hacktivist actions against private intelligence firms and the surveillance state with Vivien Lesnik Weisman.

Peter Ludlow and the strange case of Barrett Brown, the forgotten whistleblower in the second half.

And; sadly, Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV Radio broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will not be here at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with the good things going on in and around our city and beyond this week, as she’s on an educational hiatus. So first up, Barry Davis and just what they are spraying us with.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/

Chris Cook

Author: Chris Cook

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Wednesday, 1-2pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, on the internet at: cfuv.uvic.ca, and archived at: www.gorilla-radio.com. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/ G-Radio is dedicated to social justice, the environment, community, and providing a forum for people and issues not covered in the corporate media. Some past guests include: M. Shahid Alam, Joel Bakan, Maude Barlow, Ramzy Baroud, David Barsamian, Eva Bartlett, William Blum, Luciana Bohne, Helen Caldicott, Noam Chomsky, Michel Chossudovsky, Paul Cienfuegos, Jon Elmer, Yves Engler, Laura Flanders, Eva Golinger, Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Denis Halliday, Chris Hedges, Patrick Henningsen, Julia Butterfly Hill, Robert Jensen, Dahr Jamail, Chalmers Johnson, Diana Johnstone, Malalai Joya, Kathy Kelly, Naomi Klein, Frances Moore Lappe, Ingmar Lee, Dave Lindorff, Andrew Gavin Marshall, Janos Maté, Jennifer Moore, Alexandra Morton, Sharmine Narwani, Andrew Nikiforuk, Ken O'Keefe, Greg Palast, Dawn Paley, Michael Parenti, Robert Parry, John Pilger, Kevin Pina, Ted Rall, Paul Craig Roberts, John Ross, David Rovics, Danny Schechter, David Schindler, Vandana Shiva, Tim Shorrock, Norman Solomon, David Swanson, Linn Washington, Jr., Andy Worthington, Mickey Z., Howard Zinn and many others.